Napanee, Ont., native Josh Whalen returns for a second campaign with the national team after a strong maiden season. Whalen finished tied for 4th at the Tailhade Cup in Argentina, helping the Canadian squad take home the team title alongside teammate Joey Savoie. The Kent State alumnus posted top-25 finishes at the Argentine Amateur, Azalea Invitational and Porter Cup.
Q: What are some of your nicknames?
Terry, J-Dub, Whalen
Q: How did you get into golf? Explain.
I was first introduced by my Grandpa, he would take me out to the course when he would babysit me. He was always my playing partner until I was old enough to be out there by myself or with other kids.
Q: How do you mark your golf ball?
Plain and simple, one little red dot to the right of the number.
Q: Do you have any siblings? If so, how old?
I have one older sister who is 24.
Q: What was the last book you read?
I would have to say a textbook or book I had to read in University.
Q: Who would play you in a movie about your life?
Q: What is something most people don’t know about you? Any hidden talents?
Love being out on the ice especially the pond.
Q: What exercise do you dread the most?
Q: What was the last picture that you took on your phone?
An entry form tournament in Australia.
Q: What is the best thing about your hometown?
Friends and family.
Q: Do you have any superstitions?
Always use the same ball marker and divot repair tool.
Q: What is the most surprising thing in your golf bag?
Nothing crazy, old pin sheets, food wrappers.
Q: If you could have a walk-up song on the first tee box, what would it be?
Drive by Alan Jackson
Driver: Ping G 8.5 degree loft
Woods: Ping G25 3 wood 15 degree loft
Irons: Ping I Blade 4-PW, Ping Rapture 2 iron
Wedges: Ping Glife 2.0 50, 56, 60
Putter: Ping Vault Voss
Ball: Titleist ProV1X